Jake Gyllenhaal

Review: EVEREST Stumbles On Its Way To The Summit

A star-studded cast and dazzling cinematography help elevate the adventurous Everest, while clichéd dialogue and some abrupt tonal shifts keep it from summiting the highest heights.  (more…)

Nightcrawler (TIFF 2014 Review)

Nightcrawler (2014)

Dir: Dan Gilroy

A slimmed down Jake Gyllenhaal astounds as a guileful freelance crime journalist in the morbid and hilarious L.A. Noir Nightcrawler. Writer and first time director Dan Gilroy brings audiences into the underground world of “if it bleeds it leads” nightcrawlers – men and women who chase violent crime scenes in the hopes of scoring gory footage to auction off to local news stations. Ostensibly about this profession, the film is more a bleak analysis of the current U.S. job market laced with (more…)